Following seventeen consecutive years in North Scottsdale as a staple of Arizona’s legendary collector car week, Russo and Steele, the most exciting collector automobile auction in the world is proud to announce its return to the Southwest’s premiere sports and entertainment complex, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. The annual event, which takes place on January 17-21, 2018 will again feature their well-established “auction in the round” formula with five days and over 800 cars crossing the block. Home to many internationally recognized professional sporting events, as well as a national mainstay for a wide variety of festivals and entertainment, the 140-acre site continues to serve as the ultimate host to this highly anticipated annual collector automobile lifestyle event.
The location’s beautifully manicured fields will provide a premium concours style experience that will showcase the high quality, incredibly diverse range of offerings that Russo and Steele has forged its reputation on. Additionally, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick’s highly centralized and easily accessible location, right off the Loop 101 will put them directly at the epicentre of all the action during Arizona Car Week.
Featured offerings up for grabs at Russo and Steele’s 2018 Scottsdale Collector Automobile Extravaganza include:
#2032 1964 Chevrolet Cheetah
This 1964 Chevrolet Cheetah is the first of three examples originally ordered by Alan Green and features its original Bill Thomas 377 cubic inch, fuel injected Rochester V8 engine. It is one of only 10 genuine Cheetahs in the United States, is BTM of Arizona certified and restored to museum quality. This ultra-premium offering, known as “The Cobra Killer”, is for sale publicly for the first time since 1976 and marks a once in a lifetime opportunity for the serious collector.
#2109 1948 Delahaye Chapron’s Dandy Grand Luxe
This fully restored post-war French luxury car has been lovingly garage kept for nearly a quarter century. Stepping inside the 1948 Delahaye Chapron’s Dandy Grand Luxe you would find a Brent’s upholstery finished interior. This hand-built Henri Chapron Carrossier bodywork features an engine rebuilt by FX Engines and cotal gearbox restored by French car expert Alan Taylor. This vehicle is one of the most striking cars from post-war Europe and has previously appeared at the prestigious Amelia Concours d’Elegance.
#2118 1961 ASA 1100 Spyder – NO RESERVE
This rare 1967 ASA 1100 cc Spyder, developed by Ferrari, is one of two 1100 cc cars built. This unique car has a Colombo designed engine was derived from the 250 3-liter and features a tubular framed chassis that was developed by Giotto Bizzarrini. Production lasted in Milan from 1962 until 1967 with only a handful of Spyders built.
#2205 1965 Shelby GT350 #47 Fastback
Signed by Carroll Shelby himself, this example is one of 562, first year, 1965 Shelby GT350 Fastbacks and is serial #47 of the legendary first 100 built. It features a 289/306hp engine (K code) with Borg Warner T-10 transmission, 15” Grager/Shelby wheels with correct blue dot tires and a scooped fiberglass hood. Also present is a rear mounted battery, which is only seen in first 300 examples. Included in the sale are copies of original paperwork.
#2058 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 Roadster
This show-stopping NCRS 97-point, award-winning 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 Roadster is the first out of five red on red 435 roadsters. With a K66 transistor ignition, J50 power break and A01 tinted glass, this vehicle was restored by Nabors Brothers of Houston, Texas. Also a 99-point Bloomington Gold award winner, it has traveled only 31,000 miles from new and is unquestionably one of the finest examples of the C2 Corvette Stingray available anywhere.
#2428 1970 Plymouth Barracuda “Fast & Furious” Cudanator Coupe
Featured in countless magazines, video games and movies like Fast & Furious 6 and 7, this 1970 ‘Cuda AAR was built by David Salvaggio of SpeedKore. With power derived from an Arruzza hand-built, 700 horsepower, naturally aspirated 540 cubic inch (8.8 liter) aluminum Hemi, mated to a Tremec six-speed manual with carbon fiber pistol grip shifter and fully fabricated suspension including coil-over shocks, this vicious beast is known as the most menacing ‘Cuda in existence. Coming from the famed Always Evolving collection of cars, this offering presents an opportunity to own a vehicle directly connected to one of the most important automotive film franchises of all time.
This truly iconic classic was accepted and driven in the prestigious Copper State Rally in Arizona. With a strong, capable engine and shown in a beautiful silver over red color combination, this 1964 Porsche 356 SC Cabriolet comes complete with a photographic restoration history and was previously owned by the U.S. Ambassador to Germany.
One of only 448 ever produced, this 550 Barchetta Convertible comes from the enthusiastic owners of a large Ferrari collection. In addition to its wonderful topless option, it flaunts a magnificent and highly desirable 6-speed manual transmission. Additionally, cam belt service was completed within the last 1,000 miles with its annual service, and brake and clutch fluid exchange were completed in October of 2018.
#2194 2005 Ford GT
This Ford GT is an all four-option vehicle featuring stripes, BBS wheels, red brake calipers and premium McIntosh audio. With less than 3,500 original miles, this meticulously maintained example has recently gone through a full service. Boasting a 32 Valve Supercharged V-8 550 HP with 500 Foot Pounds Torque, the car comes complete with an autograph from noted American businessman and former racing driver, Steve Saleen.
#2141 1967 Porsche 911 S Soft Window Targa
Complete with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this classic 911 S painted in highly exotic “Polo Red”, is a model example of a properly documented and restored Porsche Targa. Featuring Recaro sport seats and Kardex showing original owner, it was purchased new with the rare soft windows by noted journalist and car enthusiast John Buffum.
#2258 1975 Lamborghini Urraco P111
This stunning example of a Bertone designed Lamborghini “wedge” is 1 of only 21 produced for the U.S. market and features factory air conditioning. A recipient of a Concours preparation with over 40 hours of detail work invested, it was a 2017 Chairman’s Choice Concours d’Elegance Award winner and appears in the Lamborghini Registry. Also highly maintained, a $36,000 engine rebuild and major service were recently completed with full service history, records, receipts and original owner’s manual and spare assembly included in the sale. This 1970’s supercar is presented in excellent and enjoyable mechanical condition.
Experience all the high-energy excitement of Russo and Steele’s flagship auction event in Scottsdale, Arizona for yourself! Bidder registration is just $200 and includes admission for all days of exclusive “Auction in the Round” action for the bidder and one lucky guest. ONLINE BIDDING NOW INCLUDED WITH ALL BIDDER REGISTRATIONS! Join Russo and Steele in Scottsdale, January 17-21 live from Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Auction previews run daily from 9:00 AM with auctions beginning at 12:00 PM. Be sure to contact Russo and Steele for advance bidder registration and accommodations or to register your premium consignment today.
For updated information regarding the Scottsdale 2018 auction and additional information on the exciting selection of featured collector automobiles they are busy assembling, visit Russo and Steele’s official website at www.russoandsteele.com.